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Preventing Eye Injuries

By Kristen Behrens, OD, Optometrist Injuries to the eyes are common. Eye injuries can occur at work, while playing sports, or as a result of normal day-to-day activities. According to the Center for Disease Control, approximately 2,000 workers sustain eye injuries on the job each day. Many of these occupational injuries result in one or […]

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Child Abuse Prevention

By Julie Ahern, NP, Manager, Pediatrics April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. This month and throughout the year, Whittier Street Health Center encourages all individuals, families, and organizations to play a role in making Roxbury and the surrounding communities a better place for all children and families. The principal types of maltreatment of children are […]

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Safe Toys and Gifts Month

As the season for giving approaches and you make plans to buy toys for the little ones in your life, we hope you remember—safety first! Some toys may have potential hazards. In fact, toy-related visits to the emergency departments have risen nationally every year: Source: Toy-Related Deaths and Injuries Calendar Year 2012. U.S. Consumer Product […]

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